Dialogue with BNP not necessary: Muhith
08 March 2015, Nirapad News: Dialogue with the BNP was not necessary as the elections had already been held, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith.
“The dialogue was required for holding an impartial election but the BNP chairperson did not respond to the call for talks at the time, which was a foolish act on her part. Now there is no subject to hold a dialogue on,” he told reporters after laying foundations for a museum in Banglabazar of Bhola.
Muhith said Bangladesh would become a middle-income country before 2021, adding that the government was working for eliminating poverty, helping the disadvantaged section of the society and removing discrimination.
“The country will advance if there is progress in sectors such as education, health and communication and that is happening now. But some people are creating troubles at the time of economic progress by resorting to killing and terrorism,” the minister said.
Those who are in favor of the country’s welfare should stop such activities, he added.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, who was present there, said the BNP chief was hindering the country’s progress.
“She [Khaleda Zia] is making students suffer by imposing general strikes and blockade. There are also attempts to create unrest across the country,” he added.